Updated on February 21, 2024


Created on June 4, 2014

Brilliance Phototherapy Device

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Brilliant Phototherapy Device is a neonatal jaundice treatment device.

Developed By
  1. Equalize Health
Tested By
  • Stanford University
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Product Description

Brilliance Phototherapy Device is a blue LED-based phototherapy device for treatment of neonatal jaundice.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Public Sector Agencies, NGOs

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Phoenix Medical Systems Private Ltd in Chennai India manufactures, distributes, and sells Brilliance under a license from D-Rev

Competitive Landscape

Manufacturing/Building Method

Manufactured in India

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

For sale globally through Phoenix Medical Systems. Users can submit an enquiry form or contact the manufacturer through the phone.  

Distributions to Date Status

As of 2015, 1,204 units have been installed in 15 countries. Interview with designer, May 2015 As of 2020, over 960,000 babies have been treated with Brilliance Phototherapy Device in 61 countries.

Average spectral irradiance (μW/cm2/nm)

Average shown via irradiance map.

Peak > 40 µW/cm²/nm at 35 cm treatment distance (measured with Ohmeda Medical BiliBlanket II Meter)

Device dimensions

159.5 cm x 71 cm x 71 cm

Device weight (kg)


Effective surface area (cm)

25 x 50 (at recommended treatment distance)

Illumination source

Blue LEDs

Irradiance uniformity ratio

Min/Max irradiance > 0.4

Lamp duration (hrs)

50,000+ (designer spec of 9.8 years, assuming 18 hrs usage per day)

Max power consumption (W)


Peak wavelength (nm)

450 – 465

Recommended treatment distance (cm)


Time totalizer (machine run/therapy)

Machine run, therapy time

Voltage type

100 – 240 VAC

Design Specifications

* Overall Dimensions: 159.5 cm (height) x 71 cm (width) x 71 cm (depth) * Light Unit Dimensions: 57.5 cm (length) x 36 cm (width) x 6 cm (depth) * Total Unit Mass: 20 kg * Footprint of Stand: 71 cm (length) x 71 cm (width) x 13 cm (depth) * Height of Base <7.5 cm * Castors: 2 Lockable * Height Adjustment Range: 110 cm-160 cm (distance between bottom surface and ground) * Recommended treatment distance: 35 cm * Electrical supply: voltage 100-240 VAC ~; frequency 50/60 Hz * Max power consumption: 60 W

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Several hours of training are required for physicians, nurses, or midwives who will be responsible for placing infant under the device and overseeing their care.

Replacement Components

Brilliance LEDs last up to 120,000 hours and will not need to be replaced for the life of the device. Use of LEDs has minimized maintenance requirements as they require replacement every 10 years compared to other common phototherapy devices that use compact fluorescent light bulbs that require replacement every 3-5 months.


Product has a lifetime of 10 years  with proper care and maintenance (assuming 18 hrs usage per day). Warranty information available from Phoenix Medical Systems.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Manufacturer specified performance targets include: able to operate in areas of unreliable power supply, low cost, easy to use, portable.

Vetted Performance Status

During tests at Stanford University School of Medicine, Brilliance outperformed state-of-the-art phototherapy devices (that often cost upwards of $3,000 USD). Brilliance was also found to meet American Academy of Pediatrics standards for effective jaundice treatment Brilliance received CE mark in October 2013, certifying that the product meets European Union standards for safety and quality.


Error in obtaining the proper distance between the patient and the phototherapy device can result in under or over dose to the patient. The device has a built-in over temperature cut off to maintain safe temperatures.

Complementary Technical Systems

Eye covers, Gonad covers, Bassinet

Academic Research and References

V. K. Cline et. al., Evaluation of an Affordable LED Phototherapy Device for Resource-Limited Settings, in 2011 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) and Asian Society for Pediatric Research (ASPR), 2011.

M. C. Juarez and A. L. Grossberg, “Phototherapy in the Pediatric Population,” Dermatologic Clinics, vol. 38, no. 1. W.B. Saunders, pp. 91–108, 01-Jan-2020, doi: 10.1016/j.det.2019.08.012.

R. Pugashetti and J. Koo, Phototherapy in Pediatric Patients: Choosing the Appropriate Treatment OptionYSDER, vol. 29, pp. 115–120, 2010, doi: 10.1016/j.sder.2010.03.006.

A. Paši? et al., Phototherapy in pediatric patientsPediatr. Dermatol., vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 71–77, Jan. 2003, doi: 10.1046/j.1525-1470.2003.03016.x.

Compliance with regulations

IEC 60601, ISO 14971, ISO 15223-1, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 13485:2003

Evaluation methods

Stanford University study used the Standardized Bench Method (as referenced by: VremanHJ, Wong RJ, Murdock JR, Stevenson DK. Standardized bench method for evaluating the efficacy of phototherapy devices. Acta Paediatr 2008; 97: 308-316.)

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